Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Now Past $2 Billion, Juniper Looks To '06

Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of its emerging technologies and growing partner program, Juniper executives painted a rosy picture of the company's prospects during its annual analyst day on Thursday.

Juniper welcomed media, technical and financial analysts to the event in Silicon Valley, and also broadcast the proceedings on the Internet. Led by CEO Scott Kriens, the company's officers outlined their achievements of the past year and their plans for 2006.

Juniper's revenue passed the $2 billion mark last year, the only one of the more than 1,000 venture-funded companies founded in 1996 to have reached that level. Still, Kriens cited the company's 30 percent brand awareness (from a recent market survey Juniper conducted) as evidence that there's still room to grow in the $20 billion networking-infrastructure market.

"The brand-awareness number shows that we haven't reached a lot of people yet, but that and the size of the market also means that we have a lot more people left to reach," he said, adding that 90 percent of the respondents to the market survey said they'd be willing to put Juniper on the short list of vendors to buy technology from.

The emergence of services in 2006 is expected to be as influential to Juniper's business as it is to other companies.

  • 1